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Book Review-Montenegro Book One: Cemetery Candles-Estela Vazquez Perez

Monday, April 13, 2020

At the beginning of the book there is Valentina who is hired by Victor Montenegro to tutor his nephew. The book then switches to the past.

This is by far the smoothest vampire tale ever! Very little if any blood and gore--and socially responsible Vampires! They generally will not turn anyone unless they want to be turned---of course maybe some do.

Such is what happened with Suzette. She had lost her parents and was brought up by nuns. She was taught medicine and healing by one of the nuns. She was ultimately sent to New Orleans as a "casket bride". She again stayed with nuns there until she finally agreed to marry-a very rich man. He died leaving her a very rich and socially dominant person. By now she had learned a lot more about medicine and had even taken some classes. She meets a man who is head over heals in love with her. When she finds out he is a vampire-she begs him to turn her.

Suzette falls deeply in love with another man. He does not know she is a vampire and she does not want him to know!

I have no idea what happens with Suzette. I will just have to read the rest of this series to find out. And hopefully Valentina will get her hearts desire.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Victor Montenegro is a respected diplomat, a revered illusionist, and a treasure hunter who is applauded and envied for his uncanny ability to find historical treasures. In the town of Montenegro, California, Victor hires Valentina Santa Cruz, an aspiring anthropologist, to educate his nephew Teo. Victor and Valentina’s mutual love of the dead opens up an intimate ethereal realm. They share many passions: sunken treasures, cemeteries, and ancient burials, but can Valentina’s passion for Victor wake a heart that has been dormant for decades? In 1727, Suzette Savarit, praying to escape the memory of her parents’ brutal murder, agrees to flee to the New World as a “casket girl” under the guidance of the Ursuline nuns. In the New World the spirit of death torments Suzette as she becomes a prominent citizen of New Orleans. Will her illicit romance with a plague survivor open the door to immortality? Suzette bears witness to calamities, warring monsters, and Mother Nature’s wrath. A tale that traverses decades in which characters slip into macabre realms as they consort with vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and witches. Suzette’s battle to triumph over death will trap her in an unsuspecting and devastating curse. Suzette’s discovery of love heralds in her worst nightmare: the threat of death cruelly robbing her of true love.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Estela Vazquez Perez is an independent novelist who was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her talent is developing stories that span different genres and are infused with multiple sub-plots. She is an aspiring film maker, art lover, avid reader, traveler, and a lover of knowledge. She lives in San Francisco with her two beautiful children.

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Edna Williams said...

I haven't seen many vampire stories written by a Latina. Sounds like a fantastic read! Thanks for sharing!

Tamra Phelps said...

Even though I've never been into vampire lore or books or movies, this sounds like an interesting tale. It seems like the characters would be interesting whether they were vampires or not. I'd read this one.

Linda Manns Linneman said...

I have not read any vampire books up to this point in my life. This sounds interesting though and I love that it does not have any blood and gore. I will be giving this a try. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless

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